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Atlanta 5 Hour City Tour by Air-Conditioned Bus

1. Atlanta 5 Hour City Tour by Air-Conditioned Bus

Tour Atlanta from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Visit everything from Downtown to Buckhead with stops at Civil War Battleground sites and the Swan House. Take a walk along the BeltLine and admire the Buckhead mansions. From Peachtree Center, head to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park for an in-depth look at the life of Dr. King. Continue to Krog Street Market and witness the reinvention of Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods. Walk along the BeltLine trail and admire the public art installations. Stop at the booming Ponce City Market - the area's largest adaptive reuse project which houses the Central Food Hall and various shops. Treat yourself at the CNN Center before continuing to Buckhead. Relax on the bus and let your guide take you on a tour of the homes of the rich and the famous in this beautiful neighborhood. See other historical sites, including The Swan House which was featured in "The Hunger Games."

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Atlanta: Ponce City Market 2.5-Hour Weekend Food Tour

2. Atlanta: Ponce City Market 2.5-Hour Weekend Food Tour

Ponce City Market has been named one of the best food halls in the country. Housed in a former Sears and Roebuck distribution center, the market has been created by the same developers who developed New York’s Chelsea Market. This air-conditioned indoor Market is now filled with locally owned award-winning restaurants offering you a taste of the best of Atlanta Street food, without the humidity or the streets! You'll sample the best Atlanta has to offer. Enjoy tastings from multiple eateries including, for example, a cheeseburger where all the ingredients are made from scratch – including the mustard and the ketchup – by the James Beard Award Winning Chef, Linton Hopkins. Bite into a Cuban sandwich and yuca fries from the James Beard Award Nominee, Chef Hector Santiago. Taste Chicken Tikka Masala grilled on Naan and topped with gourmet slaw. See why Oprah considers this Brown Butter Toffee gelato one of her favorites. Adults over 21 also get the chance to refresh themselves with a Boozy Slushy. All the tastings add up to a complete and satisfying lunchtime meal. Explore the secrets of the market from when it was covered in sulfuric springs to present day. Located in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, just northeast of Atlanta’s Downtown, this is still the largest brick structure in the whole of the southeast of the United States. You will also get to venture outside for a short 20-minute guided walk along the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail to explore and photograph the colorful murals that dot its path.

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Atlanta: Private City Highlights Tour

3. Atlanta: Private City Highlights Tour

Climb into a private vehicle and begin your tour of downtown Atlanta. Begin on Peachtree Street located along Atlanta’s main thoroughfare and home to one the South’s oldest private clubs, several historic churches, and the site of the deadliest hotel fire in US history. Then head into the Fairlie Poplar Historic District - the commercial heart of the city which contains a range of architectural styles popular in the late 19th and early-20th centuries including Atlanta's Flatiron Building. Then head to the Centennial Olympic Park to see The World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, National Center for Civil Rights, and CNN. Finally, witness the imposing Mercedes Benz Stadium which is home to the Falcons and Atlanta United. Continue the tour with a drive through midtown, where you will see the apartment where the Pulitzer-Prize winning author Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With The Wind. Admire the Fox Theater & Georgian Terrace, a lavishly restored 1920's movie palace. Head into the Ansley Park neighborhood known for its winding roads, beautiful landscaping, and a variety of architecture predominantly from the early 20th-century. Finish this section of the tour at Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Next, see some of the finest architecture in the city in the exclusive neighborhood of Buckhead and Tuxedo Park including the 1920's Swan House which featured in The Hunger Games movies. See numerous sites related to the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the leader of the Civil Rights Movement and step inside the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. Make a quick stop in the Ponce City Market which hosts a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops, apartments, and offices. End the tour with a drive through the Eastside district of the city. Pass by Cabbagetown, one of the 1st textile processing mills built in the South and the restored mansions at Inman Park. End the day with a tour of Grant Park - Atlanta’s oldest city park, home to Zoo Atlanta and a large collection of restored Victorian and Craftsman homes.

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What people are saying about Ponce City Market

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 73 reviews

As first time visitors to Atlanta we were thrilled to stumble upon this Food Tour of the Ponce Market. It covers the history, some great and very filling food stops and a tour down the trail to work off some of the calories. We were fascinated by the baseball connection as well as the history of the surrounding area. Our guide David was personable, answered all our questions and pointed out so many interesting features we would not have noticed. The variety of food was a big plus. Do not eat breakfast before you go on this tour!!!

I loved this tour so much. I plan to start going every year. I learned there are other places i can go to when i come back to Atlanta for one of my mini vacation getaway.....i love it sooo much......iv been telling all my friends n family that this is a must do......

This was our first trip at Atlanta and I would highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Don and bus driver, Pam were Excellent! It was pouring down rain for the trip but I am so happy we made the tour. We viewed places we would Never have seen on our own. Loved it!!

Excellent way to see the city - tour guide Mary and driver Audrey seemed to genuinely enjoy their jobs and were very knowledgeable and passionate.

Amanda and Audrey were awesome! Great tour and I enjoyed it very much.